BRAD BINDER

 
 

We met Brad for he first time during Misano GP in September 2016. After a nice meeting we left his motorhome with a meaningful handshake. We had already created for that occasion two alternative graphic layouts for his new helmet 2017, to be used for his beginning in Moto2. Brad won San Marino GP in Misano and in the next race, in Aragon, he would become the Moto3 Champion, the first South African rider to win a world title after John Ekerold in 1980.

Back to our meeting with Brad and his manager, we still remember that moment when his face expression changed as he saw the very first rendering and sketchs of the graphic that would become real 6 months later.

SAKARTDESIGN has created and developed the graphics of Brad Binder BELL helmet since 2017. The design is based on a dynamic graphic element inspired by the ocean waves ending at the rear with the South African national colours.

On his first season as a Moto2 rookie, Brad steps up on the podium three times in a row, ending the Championship at the 8th place. In 2018 we’ve developed a new helmet design for Brad who reached three victories in Germany, Aragon and Australia, with an exciting third place on the Moto2 Championship final standings.

For the 2019 season we have created a design restyling based on the Red Bull layout with an aggressive matte finish. Brad wore this new helmet for the presentation of KTM MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 teams in Mattighofen (Austria). We are very satisfied and ready for the upcoming season, and we thank Red Bull, Brad Binder and the helmet supplier Bell Helmets for their confidence in our Racing Rider Design service.

 
 

 
 

MX 2018 SPECIAL EDITION

 
 

2017 SPECIAL EDITION

 
 

CAREER

Brad Binder’s beginnings in motorsport came on four wheels, competing in karting. In fact, his first title was the South African 50cc Kart Championship aged nine. A year later, in 2005, he demonstrated his winning talent on two wheels and never looked back. He won and retained the Regional Junior Championship in South Africa until 2007. From hundreds of candidates, he was one of the lucky riders chosen to participate in the prestigious Red Bull Rookies Cup.

In 2011 he also competed in the last four races on the calendar, convincing the RW Racing Team GP outfit to field him in his first full season in Moto3 in 2012. The South African went from 21st position in the overall standings in his rookie year, to 13th in 2013 and 11th in 2014. In 2015 year took his first two Grand Prix podiums. In his first season with Red Bull KTM Ajo he finished sixth in the World Championship.

In 2016 at the Spanish Grand Prix, after three consecutive podium finishes, that Binder attracted worldwide attention, taking his first win after starting from 35th position. Brad Binder was proclaimed Moto3 World Champion at Aragon GP with four races still remaining. His record of 7 wins – Spain, France, Italy, Great Britain, San Marino, Australia and Valencia- and a further 7 podiums went unmatched by any of his rivals, and he was first South African to win a Grand Prix title since Jon Ekerold in 1980./p>

After finishing 2016 with the Moto3 title, Binder is ready to make the leap up to Moto2, as Red Bull KTM Ajo also expand into the intermediate class. Binder moved to Moto2 with the Red Bull KTM Ajo team in 2017, racing the new KTM chassis in the intermediate class, but found the first half of his season marred by an arm injury. Forced to be patient as he fought back to full strength, once he was there the South African ended the season with three podiums in a row in the Australia, Malesia and Valencia GPs, and will be gunning for the front from the off in 2018.

2018 has been the year of his first Moto2 victory in Germany, followed by the ones in Aragon (with the pole position too) and Australia. He ended the season at the third place in Moto2 ranking and he may be as an absolute protagonist of the 2019 Moto2 season.

 
 

CAREER  HIGHLIGHTS

 
 

First Grand Prix: 2011 Indianapolis GP (125cc)

First Grand Prix podium: 2014 Germany GP – Second position (Moto3)

First Grand Prix win: 2016 Spanish GP (Moto3)

GP victories: 14

Podiums: 34

Pole positions: 7

Fastest laps: 9

World Champioship wins: 1 – Moto3 2016

 
 

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